It's well documented on my blog just how much we enjoy reading in our house and it's by far one of LO's favourite activities to do. I can guarantee that his books will keep him occupied for ages and we also make a fortnightly trip to the library, so he's always got something new to read to keep his interest. One of my favourite things to do is to switch up his book collection every so often, according to the seasons, or different holidays in the year like Christmas, Halloween and Easter. Recently though, as part of re-doing the entire attic room as a nursery for Little L, we decided to make a reading area with three floating bookshelves. We often spend a bit of time up there now during the day as it's such a nice sunny room to be in with the boys, so I thought I'd make Little L's bookshelves into ones which LO can use too and pick his own books from. He loves playing libraries with them, stacking the shelves and re-arranging all the books.
Here is what we are reading right now...
The Love in My Heart by Tim Bugbird: This is such a lovely story about two rabbits. The illustrations are so colourful are beautiful too.
We're Going on an Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes: This is a new book in our collection which I am going to give LO as a little non-chocolate Easter gift. It's a bit like We're Going on a Bear Hunt, and has lots of little flaps to lift with eggs to find.
Bunny Bunny Catkin by Cathy MacLennan: This is one we found in the library and it's all to do with things in spring. It's quite a simple book and it's been a good one to read to LO and Little L together.
Touch and Feel Baby Animals by DK: This is a lovely one for little baby hands as there are lots of cute animals to show them and textured patches on each animals for babies to explore.
Bob's Egg and Spoon Race: This isn't my most favourite book but LO loves it as he's really into watching Bob the Builder!
Little Lamb Finger Puppet Book by Klaartje van der Put: This is a really sweet little book, perfect for putting in the change bag. I love that it has a little finger puppet attached too as little babies love finger puppets.
Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney: This is just a lovely little story perfect for nap time. It's got gorgeous illustrations too.
That's Not my Lamb by Fiona Watt: We have loads of these books from when LO was a baby, and now I love reading them with Little L too. He loves looking at the bold pictures with the black outlines and it's nice for them to feel the different textures on each page.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter: Easter wouldn't be complete without Peter Rabbit! We have a lot of books from the Peter Rabbit collection, most of which were mine from when I was little. LO got given this lovely edition for his Christening, but we have lots of others too. He has recently been watching and really enjoying the new Beatrix Potter DVD collection, and previously this book was a bit hard for him, but now he enjoys it since becoming more familiar with the stories on DVD first.
Peter Rabbit, Naturally Better by Beatrix Potter: This is from the Naturally Better gift boxset. The stories are much more simple but with lovely pictures in.
Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt by Ladybird Books: Although LO doesn't like watching Peppa Pig on TV anymore, he still adores the books, and in particular, this Easter themed one where Peppa and her friends all go on an Easter egg hunt to find chocolate eggs. We love the whole range of Peppa Pig board books- they're durable as they're made of board, and have bright pictures and simple stories.
The Rhyming Rabbit by Julia Donaldson: We are big fans of Julia Donaldson in our house, and this book is full of lovely glittery pictures and fantastic rhymes. It's perfect for Easter or any time of year for that matter.
So that's what we are reading at the moment. Over our long Easter weekend, as the weather is meant to be rubbish, I think I'll get a lot of these books downstairs for him to read and look at as I know it will keep him entertained for hours.
Do you have any favourite books for Easter? Have you read any of these? I'd love to know of any others!
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